Sarwan Singh

Extrajudicial execution on July 9, 1992

Male, age 25


Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

Yes

Children

2

Religion

Sikh, Amritdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Sarwan Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on July 9, 1992, in Patti, by Punjab Police


Abduction & Detention

Prior detentions

No

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, July 6, 1992

Place of abduction

Friend/relative's residence

Witness(es) to abduction

Friend

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

Yes

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Demands by security forces

Money


Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming


Extrajudicial Execution on July 9, 1992

Additional data forthcoming


Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Body disposal by security forces

Cremated the body

Cremation location

Municipal cremation ground


Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Ajit Singh Sandhu, Senior Superintendent of Police, Punjab Police, Tarn Taran

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming


Militancy Involvement

Combatant

Yes

Reason(s) for joining militancy

Persecution of a family member or a friend; General persecution of Sikhs


Related Incidents

Forthcoming


Remedies & Impact

Security officials approached

No

Legal remedies pursued

No, Afraid of retaliation, Believed it would have been ineffective

Impact on family

Family member(s) engaged in militant activity, Family abandoned home

Remedies desired from government

Public acknowledgement of wrongful deaths; Criminal prosecution of those responsible


Connected Victims

Extrajudicial executions/disappearances in family

3

Genuine encounters in family

Yes

Co-victims of abduction

Yes

Co-victims of extrajudicial execution

Yes

Links to co-victim profiles forthcoming


Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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